Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Worlds Newest Running Podcast!

OK, I KNOW you are all sitting around chewing your nails wondering what I have talking about in my past couple of posts. What the heck is this "project" I've been dropping hunts about??

Well, the wait is over!

Check out the worlds newest running podcast that MarathonChris, Nigel and I have been working our little fingers to the bone over for the past few weeks.

But this one is different!!!! It's NOT just a podcast to download and sync to your iPod and head out of the door. It's a podcast we want.. no, need your involvement with!

Almost every one of you who reads my blog, without exception, have been talking about running either a half or full marathon this fall. That's EXACTLY why this podcast came about! And now it's time for YOU to step up!
Get over to our website at :
download the first show, give it a listen and then contribute!!!
Trust me, I am going to bug each and every one of you to participate! This can be a blast, so get involved!!!
More about this later, but I wanted to get a posting out right away and get you all on board.

Friday, June 22, 2007


I have been SWAMPED for the past week! And one of the things that has taken a back seat has been this blog! Sorry.... to any of you who care! ;-)

Work has been NUTS lately! I won't bore you with the details, but I've been doing the job of 2 people all year now and it's just caught up with me for a bit lately. But no worries... I'll beat this thing!!

I have, however, managed to keep up with my mileage.

With all the things going on, my running has continued to be a priority. I make sure that, either very early in the morning or at lunch time, I get out for my run.

My total mileage has also been good. It's been anywhere from 35 to 42 miles per week. However, it's all pretty much at the same pace. No track work, no hill work, no speed work... nothing. And I know I need to change this if I am going to run any faster than I do now.

I have NO plan right now, but it's something that I know I need one.. isn't it? Anyway, I'm working on that too. Stay tuned....

All is still PERFECT with my cutie son at home.

Daddy had a very nice Fathers Day last weekend and a thought came to me as I played with him.

I've beed a Dad for a long time now, and I LOVE it. But it's been several years now since I've been a Daddy, and there is nothing like it!

I ask you now... Any University of Michigan fans out there reading this? ;-)


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another exciting weekend!

Another college graduation this past weekend! Three down, two to go! God only knows how much it will cost when Connor goes!

The ceremony was a lot better than I was expecting.

First of all, the weather was PERFECT in Columbus last Sunday! Very sunny and warm but very low humidity. Just the way I like it!

Secondly, although I must tell you that I have never been a fan of his, the guest speaker was former President Clinton and he gave the best speech I have ever heard.. ever! Think what you will about that man, but boy is he ever a public speaker!

And I always LOVE being inside Ohio Stadium, where my beloved BUCKEYES play on Saturdays during the fall!!

My running continues to go VERY well, at least the mileage does. I went past the 40 mile mark last week including a long run of almost 9.5 miles. At this point, my base is clearly well established enough to begin half marathon training for my fall race. You ready Melisa? ;-)

Enough about my fall running for the moment... except to say.. no, I shouldn't. It's a secret! It's a very cool project a few of your blog buddies have been working on that I hope, and think, you will like. That's all I can say, really.. well, except maybe you should hear more very soon about it. really.. NO MORE!


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A Quiet House Once Again

Family is SO nice to see, but there is also something to be said for having your house back and things returning to "normal" once again. Don't you think?

We had about 15 people in the house this past Sunday for Connor's baptism. What a perfect day it was! Needless to say, Connor did NOT wear the dress!! (Kevin- 1, Wife-0) Also needless to say, he was perfect during the baptism also. Slept for about 99% of it, only waking to voice (loudly) his hunger in the car on the way home.

An entire weekend of great food and great family. Life is good.

On the running front....

Since my house was full of "babysitters", I was able to get some good running in this weekend. My wife and I actually ran together for the first time since July 3 of last year! How special was that!

Also, I went out for a slow "long" run yesterday. I had intended on doing a 7 mile run but felt better the more I ran, and couldn't stop thinking about running a half, maybe two, this fall, and I kept going! 8.75 miles later I was done. I haven't run that far since May 31, 2006! I was very happy to get that mileage in, but the happiness was dampened a tad later in the afternoon when the soreness set in. Still, a nice LONG run!

So there I was, laying in my bed last night, thinking about a fall marathon (NO comments please)! My last Marathon was October 9, 1995. I "Bonked" in that run, at least for me at that time, finishing in 4:27:20... walking and cursing. I'd PAY for a finish time like that now!

I've been lightly considered a marathon recently. I already know what YOU all are going to say. But we shall see. 26.2 is a LONG was from 8.75!!

I had what I thought was a BRILLIANT idea when all my Blog Buds started talking about running halves and/or fulls this fall and all of us tracking our training progress together. Check out what Chris has put together HERE.

How cool would it be for each of us to record a short wav/mp3 file about our goals/progress as we train. Someone would just have to "string" them all together with an intro and post them. We would do this weekly or bi-weekly and end the podcast in the fall after we all run our races and give our race updates.

Associate our runs to the Phedippidations World Wide Half Marathon and I know Steve would give us a shout out! No doubt Nigel would too! Heck, maybe we could get the elusive Adam Tinkoff to mention it!

I ran this idea by Chris, and she gave me some idea of what this would take. Not much money, but maybe more time that I had thought. Anyway.. Just an idea. Anyone have all this time on their hands? ;-)